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Statement: IUPAT Applauds President Biden’s Executive Order on Project Labor Agreements
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades General President Jimmy Williams, Jr. issued the following statement regarding the Executive Order requiring project labor agreements on federal infrastructure projects:
“President Biden’s executive order is incredible news for working people. Project labor agreements (PLAs) standardize working conditions across a project and ensure that all working people receive fair wages, benefits, and safe working conditions.
“We commend the President for signing an executive order that will unquestionably raise standards within our industry and give working people across the country access to apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs.
“This executive order will protect the public interest, create opportunities for workers in disadvantaged and marginalized communities, and improve the construction market by standardizing labor conditions across the sector.”
THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES (IUPAT)
Represents a growing community of over 140,000 active and retired craftspeople in the United States and Canada. The IUPAT membership extends far beyond the workplace. Recognized as one of the most active unions in the labor movement, IUPAT members help shape their communities in many ways: through an abiding commitment to service, by fighting passionately for workers’ rights that benefit all working families, and through effective worker education and mobilization.
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